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Publishing Industry

Going Indie: From Screenwriter to Publisher

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Hoyt Hilsman

For now I am enjoying the freedom -- and rewards -- of being my own publisher. And I am looking forward to the prospect of publishing the next book in my series of thrillers early next year.

Is Adam Parfrey Really the Most Dangerous Publisher in America?

Anthony Papa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anthony Papa

Adam Parfrey is the founder of Feral House, a counter-cultural publishing company that is as unique as it is controversial.

Can Writing Be Taught?

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

Behind McGurl's fancy charts and diagrams is the simplistic idea that because the program era exists, it does so because it serves a useful function.

Why I Lied: How the Internet Blurs Fact and Fiction

Claudia Ricci | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Claudia Ricci

By Claudia Ricci OK, confession time. I lied. The letter to Random House that I posted here yesterday, it was a fake. There is no contract. There i...

Sleeping With The Enemy?

nytimes.com | JULIE BOSMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

David Rosenthal, the publisher who was ousted from Simon & Schuster in June, has been named the president and publisher of a new book imprint at Pengu...

Huffington Post Exclusive

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

Most of the big names who did come out with novels fell flat on their faces, producing ponderous, bloated, eminently editable books (Julie Orringer, Jonathan Franzen, Jane Smiley).

Does The UAE Have A Superior Publishing Model?

publishingperspectives.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

These awards are another example of just how much the SIBF is reaching out to western publishers, backed, as always, by Sheik Sultan Al Qasimi, whose ...

Creative Writing Programs

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

Just as the guild structure was socially conservative--and hence easily superseded when the more progressive market system, flourishing along with the industrial economy, came along--so is the present MFA credentialing system.

In The Public Interest : Open Textbooks and the Tech-Friendly Generation

Sarah Sather | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah Sather

This September I entered my first year at the University of Montana, Missoula. Along with all the typical freshman year excitement of orientation and ...

Short Stories

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

We continue our series on the short story, asking writers how they compare writing short stories to writing novels, the demands the story makes on the...

The State of the Crime Novel

Jason Pinter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jason Pinter

I've asked six of the most renowned crime fiction critics in the country to weigh in with their thoughts on the state of the crime novel. I hope you find their responses as interesting as I did.

Independent Bookstore Spotlight: Interview with Claudia Maceo Sharp of The Twig Book Shop, San Antonio

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

In focusing on independent bookstores, I introduce you to The Twig Book Shop, long a fixture in San Antonio's literary community.

Five Quick & Dirty Rules of the Author Entrepreneur

Zondra Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Zondra Hughes

I know the miracles that can happen from publishing a book that you really believe in, but I also know how fickle the industry can be, and so I'm eager to share with you what we all had to learn the hard way.

Cape Town Book Fair Gives A Boost To African Publishing World

Publishing Perspectives | Kelvin Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Now in its fifth year, the Cape Town Book Fair (CTBF) -- which starts this Friday, July 30, and runs through Monday, August 2 -- is making progress to...

eBook Killed the Hardcover Star

Jennifer Havenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jennifer Havenner

Before we grab our torches and pitchforks and lock the iPad and Kindle in the highest room of the tallest tower for destroying the santicty of books, we should take a collective deep breath.

Japanese Publishing In The Age Of The iPhone

WSJ | Tomomichi Amano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The seemingly endless conveyor belt of new technology and gadgets, like Apple Inc.'s iPad and iPhone, makes it a job of work to adapt to constant chan...

Adam Langer, Author of "The Thieves of Manhattan": Exclusive Huffington Post Interview

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

The Thieves of Manhattan (Spiegel & Grau, July 13), a very funny satire on the publishing industry, is full of such insider references as an atwood (M...

UK Publishing Execs Warn That Book Industry Won't Return To Pre-Recession Prosperity

The Bookseller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The c.e.o. of HarperCollins has warned that the publishing industry is unlikely to return to pre-recession prosperity, after eight of the top 10 publi...

Can The Internet Save The Book?

Salon | Julie Klausner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In his 2008 book, "Here Comes Everybody," Shirky imagined a world without traditional economic or political organizations. Two years later and Shirky ...

So the Publishing Business Didn't Die, After All

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

While many traditional publishers still figure on the top 100 publishers list, more than half of the list consists of publishers who didn't exist 10 years ago, half again of which did not exist five years ago.

PHOTOS: Independent Publishers We Love For Their Spirit

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.28.2011 | Books

Despite the difficult publishing climate especially for the big houses, there are still publishers that are thriving and marching to the beat of their...

Independence Day: 15 Feisty Small Presses And The Books You're Going To Want From Them (PHOTOS)

Anis Shivani | Posted 11.05.2012 | Books
Anis Shivani

To celebrate Independence Day, here are 15 small presses that exemplify the best qualities of this publishing tradition--so characteristic of America,...

Enhanced eBooks Could Polarize Publishing Industry

The Bookseller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Enhanced e-books could polarise the publishing industry, delegates were told at LBF's "Winners and Losers in the Digital Jungle" seminar. Karolina Sut...

Field Notes From a Published and Self-Published Author

Carine Fabius | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Carine Fabius

Over half a million books were self-published last year. However, the publishing bigwigs haven't quite surrendered their 20th century thinking on the matter.

An Analog Industry in the Digital World: Why Publishing is Embracing Social Networking

Jason Pinter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jason Pinter

With book coverage dwindling it has become more important than ever for publishers to create and explore alternative avenues in which to engage readers. And, perhaps surprisingly, publishers are responding.